Windows Essentials download options

Windows Essentials is a suite of free Windows programs such as Movie Maker, Photo Gallery, Mail and Writer. These programs can help you organise and edit photos and videos, manage emails, create blog posts and keep your files in sync. The edition of Windows Essentials that you can download depends on which version of Windows you're running. Check the following list for more information and then choose which language and edition to download.

Essentials edition Windows version What's included?
Essentials edition

Windows Essentials 2012

Windows version

Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

What's included?

Movie Maker, Photo Gallery, OneDrive, Family Safety, Mail, Writer

Essentials edition

Windows Live Essentials 2011

Windows version

Windows Vista

What's included?

This software is no longer available to download. Learn more

Essentials edition

Windows Live Essentials 2009

Windows version

Windows XP

What's included?

This software is no longer available to download. Learn more about Windows XP end of support